Malika Favre’s Would-Have-Been Cover of Hillary Clinton Revisited in Next Issue of ‘The New Yorker’
This year has been full of controversial surprises especially amidst the political sphere. But nothing quite loomed over the heads of 2016 Democratic Elect supporters like the inauguration of current 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. While disheartened by the loss of a previous first lady and would-have-been first female president last November, much of the nation was left with their jaw hitting the ground and “I’m With Her” buttons left stone-cold against their clothes when Hillary Clinton lost the race. As The New Yorker staff and reporters hurriedly attempted to write their articles and publish the news, Malika Favre’s The First artwork was left aside.
The First alluded to what would’ve been a celebratory artistic work for The New Yorker’s cover had Hillary Clinton taken office. Instead the above image (The Wall by Bob Staake) would be the feature artwork for the publication, showcasing a common sentiment of hitting a wall after discovering the results. Unfortunately for Favre, her simple yet captivating visual work of Hillary (in office) looking out and up toward the moon-lit sky didn’t get originally get to see the light of day. Instead, we have included the full would-have-been cover below which you can also find in next week’s issue of the New Yorker accompanying Clinton’s recounts of the election aftermath with David Remnick here.